Sweet Land of Liberty

Sweet Land of Liberty by Nat Hentoff

August 27, 2014

We Awaken to National Militarization of Police, Not Only in Ferguson

We may eventually know the actual facts in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by policeman Darren Wilson in the Missouri town of Ferguson, but the widely publicized full-scale war on protesters there by the police has finally begun to alert Americans of all backgrounds to the militarization of law... continue

August 20, 2014

Rising Anti-Semitism (Not Just vs. Israel) Renews My Boyhood

In a recent article in The Guardian, "Antisemitism on rise across Europe 'in worst times since the Nazis,'" Jon Henley quotes Yonathan Arfi of France's Jewish organization Crif, who "'utterly rejected' the view that the latest increase in antisemitic incidents (screaming... continue

August 13, 2014

Where in Constitution Is Cia Absolved of Its Multitude of Crimes?

At long last, after all these years, we have a defining question to We The People on our rule of law from libertarian Jacob G. Hornberger, founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation: "Why Not Simply Abolish the CIA?" (fff.org, Aug. 1). He asks: "Did any CIA agent get... continue

August 06, 2014

Rand Paul Broadens His Campaign -- Not Yet Enough

As the formidable, extra-robust Chris Christie rises in the Republican presidential polls, appearing attractively tough, Rand Paul also remains productively active as the singular Republican now seeking out black voters. The New York Times recently reported on Paul's visit to Cincinnati at the... continue

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